How excited am I to share this invitation suite with you? Very excited! Being a designer, sometimes you have these fabulous ideas you just want to get onto paper (literally in my case!). I had the idea for this invitation for quite some time and finally found the time late last year to get the invitation and save the date designed and produced. Let’s jump right in shall we?
The inspiration for this suite was Mid Century Modern meets Masculine Malachite. It’s a little chic, a little modern vintage and a whole lot of fun. Black is the main color with accent colors in bright shades of pinks, blues and greens.
To say I’m completely head over heels for this save the date is an understatement. Inspiration for this struck at about 2am one morning while I was up with my daughter during a very sleepless night. At least something good came out of no sleep, right? The save the date features a stained glass design on the back of the card which then slides into a laser cut sleeve where the stained glass design shows through. I love all the colors, and how the black of the sleeve makes the colors pop even more!
The bright pink envelopes are lined with black and white stripes which add a fun touch and are then carried through into the invitation design.
The save the date is definitely fun and playful, and the bright colors get guests excited for what’s to come. For the invitation, I wanted to tone it down a notch and make it more classic while still being fun and playful through the design elements used.
For the materials I wanted to incorporate malachite (which I predict will be a hot addition to celebrations in 2015!) as well as leather (which we all know I love from this invitation).
The main invitation is countersunk into a leather frame with gold edging. I absolutely love how this piece turned out. It has a lot of depth, which unfortunately you can’t see in the picture, but it lends a great textural element to the piece.
Since the invitation itself is a little more formal, I kept the vibe from the save the dates by incorporating fun design elements and playful wording.
The malachite pattern was incorporated via the envelope liners, which adds a fun pop of color in an otherwise monochromatic invitation suite.
Save the Date and Invitation design by Zenadia Design.